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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #1521
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The trains posted by Kaitak? They're already in use throughout the system. The train on the lower right in the first photo runs on the Tung Chung line while the other model is the refurbished train running on the other lines.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #1522
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No no. That's actually a brand new TCL-K-train which was put into service last month. It has a maximum speed of 135km/h, which is faster than the other K-trains running on the Kwun Tong Line.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 06:16 PM   #1523
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Nice to see the new trains in operation, does anyone know what time of day it runs?
It comes out at different time of the day.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #1524
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Old July 5th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #1525
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The trains posted by Kaitak? They're already in use throughout the system. The train on the lower right in the first photo runs on the Tung Chung line while the other model is the refurbished train running on the other lines.
Those are the brand new K-Train which was designed to cope with the additional passenger influx of Tung Chung Line after the opening of Ogong Ping 360.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #1526
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No no. That's actually a brand new TCL-K-train which was put into service last month. It has a maximum speed of 135km/h, which is faster than the other K-trains running on the Kwun Tong Line.
I read that these train will go 120km/h though, while the Kwun Tung one runs at a max of 80km/h.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #1527
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The line's maximum speed is 130 km/h. So the new train will also go 130 km/h.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #1528
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:19 AM   #1529
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wish it could have been more impressive than this for Hong Kong
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #1530
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There aren't many places on the Tung Chung Line where a train can travel at 130km/h. Most of the stations between Tsing Yi and Hong Kong are still close enough together (but further apart than on other lines) to prevent travel at over 100km/h in these sections. The only place where it would be possible is between Sunny Bay and Tung Chung and maybe the stretch from Tsing Yi to Sunny Bay.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #1531
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There aren't many places on the Tung Chung Line where a train can travel at 130km/h. Most of the stations between Tsing Yi and Hong Kong are still close enough together (but further apart than on other lines) to prevent travel at over 100km/h in these sections. The only place where it would be possible is between Sunny Bay and Tung Chung and maybe the stretch from Tsing Yi to Sunny Bay.
The trains do travel at max speed between Lai King and Nam Cheong.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #1532
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Just wondering, is MTR still proposing for the extension for the Kwun Tong line towards Ho Man Tin and Whampoa?
Actually, yes would be the answer. This extension will have a new interchange station at Ho Man Tin with the SCL (Shatin Central Link). Then it will continue to Whampoa. But the final plans to the SCL and the KTL (Kwun Tong Line) Extension will not be finalized until the merger of the MTR and the KCR has been completed.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #1533
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I love the pictures. I love how the HK subway system is so updated and modern. HK Makes Chicago's public transportation (who has the 2nd "best" system in the US) look like garbage. Do they plan on making a line to Stanley Market?
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Old July 12th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #1534
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Review panel says no official should be blamed for East Rail incidents 2006-07-12 HKT 19:24

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A government-appointed Review Panel has concluded that no KCRC official should be blamed for failing to make timely reports to the government about a spate of mishaps on the East Rail earlier this year. However, it said the KCRC's Chief Executive Officer, Senior Director of Transport, and Safety and Quality Manager should learn a lesson from the incidents. Numerous cracks had been found on the undercarriage of East Rail trains, leading to safety concerns. The Chairman of the KCRC, Michael Tien welcomed the report, and said he accepts all its recomendations. Mr Tien also said he's happy that a report carried out by the company earlier this year has received a positive evaluation. He added that he will work closely with the government to set out better guidleline on ways to deal with different scenarios.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #1535
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #1536
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I love the pictures. I love how the HK subway system is so updated and modern. HK Makes Chicago's public transportation (who has the 2nd "best" system in the US) look like garbage. Do they plan on making a line to Stanley Market?
I dare to say that it's almost impossible for the MTR Coporation extending its service to Stanley within 20 years unless there will be some significant development projects. Stanley is quite isolated from the downtown area, so it won't be cost-effective to plan a new line to there for catering to the limited demand, it's not financially sustainable at all.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #1537
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I dare to say that it's almost impossible for the MTR Coporation extending its service to Stanley within 20 years unless there will be some significant development projects. Stanley is quite isolated from the downtown area, so it won't be cost-effective to plan a new line to there for catering to the limited demand, it's not financially sustainable at all.
Stanley is a medium to low-density area, so I doubt it can sustain a heavy rail line. It is also technically difficult to engineer a route down there. There are too many hills along the way. The present main road is only 2 lanes wide skirting along the hillsides.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #1538
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Stanley is a medium to low-density area, so I doubt it can sustain a heavy rail line. It is also technically difficult to engineer a route down there. There are too many hills along the way. The present main road is only 2 lanes wide skirting along the hillsides.
That's why I say it's almost impossible for MTR extending its services to Stanley or Repulse Bay unless there will be significant development. Moreover, technical problem is also a potential constraint which cannot easily be solved at low cost. So I don't see any posibility of constructing a new line for Stanley at this stage.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #1539
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But if the MTR was to build any proposed rail lines (eg:to Ocean Park,South Island line), would it be an elevated rail or underground? My thinking is that elevated rail would be cheaper but be noisy and obstructive to future developments.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #1540
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Look on the MTR projects page on their website and you'll find all the proposed ideas for the SIL.
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